Angela Edwards, Ph.D. has spent her career helping leaders, teams, and organizations unleash their greatest potential. With more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, leadership training and development, organizational and cultural change, and performance coaching, Angela has worked with senior leaders across pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and retail industries. Angela’s PhD in Organizational Development & Leadership at the University of the Rockies focused on intercultural executive coaching. Her dissertation is entitled, Exploring the Experience of Cross-cultural Executive Coaching from the Perspective of Both the Coach and the Executive. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership Studies from Baker College and a Bachelor of Arts in Management Systems and Personnel with a minor in Psychology.
Currently, Angela is an executive coach at the Center for Creative Leadership. While there, she has worked across many industries, developing strong individual leaders and increasing organizational performance.
Dr. Kinoti Meme was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa. He completed his undergraduate studies at Moi University (Eldoret). After working for World Vision International in community development for seven years, he moved to the United States to complete graduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Los Angeles.
Dr. Meme’s doctoral studies investigated the role of the church in interethnic peace-building in a twenty-first century city. Later, he spent six years working with immigrant youth in difficult neighborhoods. In 2008, he moved to Central Coast California (San Luis Obispo) to serve as the Director of Education & Training for Lifewater International, a role he held until joining Regis University as a faculty member with the Global Nonprofit Leadership program.
Dr. Meme is passionate about culture and how cultures interact with each other, both in positive and negative ways. He has worked in multicultural teams in international community development and peace-building. His professional goals include research, writing and training in multicultural and intercultural understanding and peace-building while his other interests include researching the role of religions in peace-building in multiethnic cities of the twenty-first century.
Erin Efaw Frank
Erin Efaw Frank is a skilled cross-cultural trainer with strong verbal and writing abilities, including fluency in French. Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude (4.0 G.P.A.) from the University of Colorado at Denver with a Master of Humanities degree (M.H.) in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has traveled internationally and lived in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa for five years while working as an educator. Erin has extensive experience in refugee resettlement as a Senior Manager and Trainer for the Africa Community Center in Denver, Colorado.
Natalia Sarro is an experienced Cross-Cultural Trainer & Consultant, Expat Psychologist, Speaker and Writer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She delivers cross-cultural training programs for executives, multicultural teams, expatriate families and international students. She works with multinational companies, non-for-profits and international education organizations, such as SIETAR Spain, AFS Argentina, Johnson & Johnson Argentina, Monsanto and the University of Washington. In her private practice, Natalia provides psychological treatment to individuals struggling with issues derived from international relocation, culture shock and global transitions. She has lived and worked in Germany and New Zealand and traveled throughout dozens of countries, and is fluent in Spanish, English and German.
Anja Wynne is a dynamic facilitator and practiced problem solver whose experience in human relations and diversity initiatives spans the globe. She has managed a workforce of German nationals and Americans, worked with the United Nations as a Logistical Liaison Officer for the U.S. Army, and served in the United States Air Force. Anja has facilitated instruction at the Air Force Academy and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. Practical application of her problem solving techniques was demonstrated in the medical field with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a consultant to physicians and group practices, as well as in the information technology field in Germany.
Currently, Anja is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves and is the Vice Chair of the Colorado Springs Human Relations Commission. The NAACP presented Wynne the National Roy Wilkins Service Award for her community engagement and commitment to conflict resolution.
Anja earned a PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership at the University of the Rockies. She earned an M.A. in International Relations at Boston University and B.A. in International Business and German at James Madison University and holds a certification in the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Assessment.
Deputy Chief Kurtis Pillard
Kurtis Pillard is the retired Deputy Chief of the Colorado Springs Police Department where he served for 36 years. He has an MBA from Regis University (RU). He co-founded the Criminology Program at RU, where he has taught for the past 14 years. He is a 1998 graduate of the FBI National Academy. In 2015, he was appointed Chair of the Pikes Peak Community College Foundation Board. Deputy Chief Pillard is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.